Those of you who have been following our LT1 Formula project may have been wondering: when are they finally going to get their act together and run 11s? We’ve been thinking the same thing, and at times it has been a difficult and frustrating journey. It seems like a simple and attainable goal, but I can assure you that having an 11-second daily driver that’s equipped with an LT1 can sometimes get complicated. Especially when said car is located thousands of miles away for many months. But in the end, we managed to create a good balance of fun and civility thanks to the ample torque from the Golen 383 and Nitrous Outlet kit when we need it, slick Circle D converter, healthy yet tame idle from our custom Comp cam, and even some decent highway mileage thanks to the Motive 3.42 gears and TCI 4L60E.
Follow along as we go through the last steps to hit our project goals, thanks to Greg Lovell at AntiVenom. In case you are wondering, though we may have met our goals, we do still intend to make a few more tweaks in the hopes of running 11s on motor. But with the heat and humidity of central Florida in August to September, it will be an uphill battle. As many racers know down here, the beauty of nitrous is that it is "atmosphere in a bottle." Perhaps this is why some of the fastest all-motor cars (or times) are usually in the more northern states. That being said; I would like to thank LT1 pioneers and diehards like Joe Overton, Rick Intrau, Larry Hamilton, and Tony Shepherd for inspiring this build in the first place. And most importantly I would like to thank all of the shops, technicians and companies that helped put this car together: TT Performance and Tune Time Performance in New Jersey as well as Stage 1 Auto and Junior Perez, Nitrous Outlet, Golen Engine Service, Dart, BMR Fabrication, TCI, Summit Racing, Classic Restoration, Gillen Custom Design, EFI Connection, Racetronix, Comp Cams, RaceKrafters, Greg at AntiVenom, and anyone else that may have helped out along the way including my coworkers at SIM.